Mahurangi News

Iconic tavern on market

What is believed to be NZ’s oldest riverside hotel, The Riverhead, is up for sale. The tavern began trading in 1857 and is described by JLL New Zealand director of hotels and tourism Nick Thompson as a rare opportunity. “Hence, it is being...... Read More

Police acknowledge IPCA report into tractor incident

The use of a taser on the 15-year-old driver of a stolen tractor in Kaiwaka last year was an unreasonable and excessive use of force, according to the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA). Shortly after midnight on April 16 last year, Police...... Read More

Candidates clash over Facebook control

Social media has become a battlefield in the run up to this month’s local elections, with candidates on all sides accusing opponents of dirty politics and smear campaigns. Independents claim Rodney First members and supporters have been blocking...... Read More

New World comes to Mangawhai

Foodstuffs North Island has announced a New World supermarket will open in Mangawhai in late 2021. The supermarket will form part of the $200 million Mangawhai Central development – located between Mangawhai village and the heads. The New World...... Read More

Smith challenges Council’s impotence over Landfill

Kaipara Mayor Dr Jason Smith has renewed his attacks on plans for a controversial landfill in the Dome Valley and says Auckland Council is perfectly capable of blocking the move if it has the will to do so. Dr Smith’s comments come in the wake...... Read More

Festival ambassadors needed

Locals heading in to the Kowhai Festival Big Day Out on Sunday, October 13 are being asked to consider giving up a few hours to volunteer as a festival ambassador. Volunteer coordinator Shona Pickup is looking for some friendly faces to mix with the...... Read More

Strategic master plan to eliminate all rats in Warkworth

Environmentalist Russell Cullen wants to bring more native birds back into Warkworth and has a master plan to eliminate all the rats that feed on them. Russell says an estimated 68,000 native New Zealand birds are killed every night by introduced predators...... Read More

Watercare breathes easier

Last month, Watercare reported that its largest Auckland water supply dams had reached 83 per cent capacity, up from 65.6 per cent in July. The low levels in July followed a record-breaking dry spell over summer and autumn, and prompted Watercare to...... Read More

Rodney First versus independents at candidates’ meets

There were two candidates meetings for the Warkworth subdivision of the Rodney Local Board this month. They were attended by Beth Houlbrooke, Paul Manton and Ayla Walker on the Rodney First ticket, as well as independents Steven Garner and Tim Holdgate. Much...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation - Pat Moss

Congratulations to Pat Moss, of Summerset Falls Retirement Village, who is the recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Pat was nominated by Robin Clark, who wrote: "Every Tuesday a craft group at Summerset gathers to knit, natter or whatever....... Read More